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Why no one should take a video selfie in front of a dumpster fire
Should’ve seen that coming.
If you ever see a large object or structure on fire, you will be sorely tempted to frame it in the background of a video selfie. We urge you to resist this instinct, lest you pull a Tom Lavery.
Lavery, it seems, just had to get a shot of a dumpster blaze that had broken out during a St. Patrick’s Day parade in New Haven, Conn.
For this impudence, he paid a terrible price.
Just one of those times when firefighters realize that all their sacrifice has been worthwhile.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'